They Might Be Giants Video Created With Award-Winning Illustrator David Plunkert

They Might Be Giants Video Created With Award-Winning Illustrator David Plunkert

35-years deep, Brooklyn's freewheeling local heroes They Might Be Giants remain rock's most original perpetual-motion machine; creating startling new music and performing shows packed with spontaneity and undeniable joy across the globe. Today, the band shares a new Dial-A-Song video "The Communists Have the Music," created with the animation team lead by David Plunkert, the award-winning illustrator of the notorious The New Yorker Trump/KKK sailboat cover. Premiered with BrooklynVegan, the track is an instant TMBG classic with the melodic hooks the band is renowned for. Listen to it twice and the song will play on in your head for days.

John Linnell shares, "On the one hand, Fran Lebowitz memorably said of Communism vs. Fascism that one was too dull and the other too exciting. However, our song takes its cue from somebody (I can't remember who) in our high school, who once compared two bands (I wish I could remember which bands) by declaring that one had the power but the other had the tunes. This enduring metaphor seems to apply to any pair of things we can think of."

TMBG's brand new show, "An Evening with They Might Be Giants" features two big sets including all-time favorites, along with an ever-shifting rotation of fresh rarities spanning their epic career, and spur-of-the-moment improvisations that will delight even their exhausted road crew. And now for the first time beyond NYC, they're joined on tour with show-stopping trumpet genius Curt Ramm (Nile Rogers, Bruce Springsteen). The band recently wrapped up a thrilling run of European dates where they played to ecstatic sold-out crowds. Next week kicks off their national tour, bringing their unique sensibility to stages across the US and Canada for their first multi-city Canadian tour ever. Full dates here and below.

The track is available at Spotify and all streaming serviced now. It will be released as a 7" single, backed with "I've Been Seeing Things" next week.

This year alone the band released their 20th full-length album I Like Fun to rave reviews, played 50 US cities demolishing stages to mostly sold out rooms, wasnominated for a Tony award for their song "I'm Not A Loser", posted 20+ additional songs on their Dial-A-Song service, was the featured guest on WTF with Marc Maron, and performed on CONAN (+ special web-exclusive)!

To catch up with latest Dial-A-Song posts go to! US folk can call toll free at +1 (844) 387-6962 for the authentic telephonic experience.

2018 International Fall Tour
All shows are strictly for ages 14+ or beyond.
For direct links to all shows go to

10/16: Vancouver BC @ Imperial Vancouver
10/18: Calgary, AB @ Bella Concert Hall
10/19: Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
10/20: Saskatoon, SK @ The Broadway Theatre
10/21: Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Centre
10/23: Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theatre
10/24: Ann Arbor, MI @ Michigan Theater
10/25: Ithaca, NY @ State Theater of Ithaca
10/26: Baltimore, MD @ Ram's Head Live
10/27: New York, NY @ Terminal 5
10/28: Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre
10/30: Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount
11/1: Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Center Theatre
11/2: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
11/3: Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
12/30: Pawling, NY @ Daryl's House Club
12/31: Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts

Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez

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